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Tooth Decay: A Preventable Disease

What is tooth decay, and what causes it? Tooth decay is the disease known as caries or cavities. It is not life threatening and is although it is highly preventable, it will affect most people to some degree during their lifetime. Tooth decay occurs when your teeth are frequently exposed to foods containing carbohydrates (starches […]

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Dental Implant

Implants—The New and Improved Tooth Fairy

For the right patient missing the right tooth, the Tooth Fairy has bailed us out again. A lot of people are missing a single tooth. Until recently, the only options for replacement took the form of a bridge. Dentistry calls this gizmo a fixed or removable partial denture and, for it to fit properly, a […]

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Restored Smile

The Hi-Tech Art of Restorative Dentistry

When a tooth is lost, nothing is ever the same. The entire balance of a healthy mouth is lost: the bite goes off, opposing teeth overgrow in unpredictable directions, facial appearance ages. Restorative dentistry is all about bringing mouths back into use. How? Let us count the ways. Bridges are partnered with crowns to resolve […]

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Healthy Teeth And Smile

Custom Made Prevention

Above average? Me? You may be five-foot-four, a C student, never starred at sports. And yet you may be ABOVE average—in your need for dental check-ups. While two visits a year is average, more appointments should be scheduled when either the mouth builds up tartar fast, cavities multiply like bunnies, or teeth or gums experience […]

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Healthy Child And Adult Teeth

Women’s Oral Health

Do women need to be more careful with their oral health? Women’s oral health depends on their different stages of life. For many women, these changes are directly related to surges in sex hormone levels, such as in puberty, menstruation, pregnancy, lactation and menopause. Women are also more likely to be diagnosed with TMJ, Myofascial […]

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Chewing Tobacco

Oral Cancer Facts and Screening

How common and how serious is oral cancer? Oral cancer, the sixth most common cancer, accounts for about 3.6 percent of all cancers diagnosed, with roughly 40,000 new cases of oral cancer reported annually in the United States. The vast majority of these cases occur in people older than 45 years, with men being twice […]

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Routine Dental Exam

The Routine Smile Exam

An Exam Good For More Than Just Your Teeth! When you visit our office for that routine smile exam, our team does a lot more than just probe for cavities. In addition to caring for your teeth, we’re giving you the next best thing to a complete physical examination. If it’s been a while since […]

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Toothpaste And Brush

Putting the Squeeze on Toothpaste

Why is brushing with it important? Brushing with toothpaste is important for several reasons.  First and foremost, a toothpaste and a correct brushing action work to remove plaque, a sticky, harmful film of bacteria that grows on your teeth that causes caries, gum disease, and eventual tooth loss if not controlled.  Second, the toothpaste contains […]

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Dental Sealants

Dental Sealants to Block Out Decay!

A simple, preventative procedure that can save you the trouble of future cavities. It’s the dreaded news that nobody wants to hear after a routine dental cleaning, you have some cavities that will need to be filled.  And who could blame us for feeling a bit apprehensive?  The dental drill has always carried negative associations, […]

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Full Mouth Dental X-Rays

Dental X-rays Again?

Why Do I Need X-rays Again? Whether you are visiting our office for a specific dental problem you’re experiencing or just stopping by for a routine checkup, we may notify you that it’s time to update your X-rays. You probably won’t need new X-rays every visit; however, if significant changes have occurred or you’re experiencing […]

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